Nov 5, 2020

Regional permits down in October but up almost 35% for the year


Building activity in the Fort Smith region declined in October, but the industry is still on pace for annual growth. For the first 10 months of the year, permitted building in the region is up 34.7% from the same period in 2019.

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May 11, 2021

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) announced Monday (May 10) that Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) received accreditation from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation, the only accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit all osteopathic medical schools in the United States. After a comprehensive review of ARCOM’s four-year pre-accreditation status, the COCA found that ARCOM met the accreditation requirements thus granting accreditation to the medical school, a news release said.


Apr 18, 2021

Talk Business & Politics guest editorialist Greg Kaza writes that last year’s recession is a reminder the business cycle has not been repealed. In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) declared that a national recession began in February. Yet there is a silver lining: each recession has been followed by a new expansion and Fort Smith’s regional economy provides examples of this idea at work. 


Apr 18, 2021

The locations of affordable housing in Fort Smith is generally north of Rogers Ave., however, two new affordable home communities are being built in Chaffee Crossing.


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